Spanish windmills are well known around the world by Don Quixote of La Mancha, the book written by Miguel de Cervantes (published in 1605). So windwills of La Mancha are the best known.
At Region of Murcia there are currently cataloged 212 windmills. Of these, 14 are in the town of Torre-Pacheco. There is tour to visit and to known more about these windmills organized by Tourism Office of Torre-Pacheco.
There were two types of windmills: flour mill and drawing water mill.
In the image, a windmill for milling grain into flour. All windmils has been named. This one is: Molino del Tío Paco (Uncle Paco's Windmill). It is located in El Jimenano, at Torre-Pacheco municipallity.
Called Uncle Paco, because the first mill owner, Don Francisco Alvarez was called under this nickname. This was in 1838. This windmill was in used since 1838 till 1936 (this date remainds me the start of Spanish Civil War). In another post, I will talk more about windmills in Region of Murcia.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...